U̳F̳O̳ enthusiasts believe they have hit the jackpot when it comes to the search for a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳s after seeing a strange craft flying over the streets of London.
A̳l̳i̳e̳n̳ hunting conspiracy theorists after seeing what they believe the be an e̳x̳t̳r̳a̳t̳e̳r̳r̳e̳s̳t̳r̳i̳a̳l̳ U̳F̳O̳ over the capital of England. The original sighting was made by YouTube channel Orion and the clip shows a strange oblong object can be seen hovering perfectly stationary over Lea Bridge, in northeast London.
Orion posted alongside the video: “M̳y̳s̳t̳e̳r̳i̳o̳u̳s̳ object hovering over Lea Bridge, London.”
Prominent a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳ enthusiast Scott C Waring quickly picked up on the video, claiming it to be an “exciting” find.
Mr Waring wrote on his blog U̳F̳O̳ Sightings Daily: “The object has a bronze tint to it, and I can see a black eye like window on one end, possibly the pilot’s cockpit.
“The shape is more like an insect cocoon than anything else.
“Very rare shape of U̳F̳O̳ and being seen in broad daylight makes is very exciting.”
While it is not abundantly clear what the object is, there is likely a more logical explanation.
Due to its shape, the supposed U̳F̳O̳ could just be a drone.
Alternatively, it could even be a helicopter which is out of focus in a low quality camera.
While there is no proof that U̳F̳O̳s are here, the sightings and claims from conspiracy theorists can lead to bigger questions.
Chris Impey, university distinguished professor of astronomy at University of Arizona, wrote for The Conversation: “While U̳F̳O̳s continue to swirl in the popular culture, scientists are trying to answer the big question that is raised by U̳F̳O̳s: Are we alone?
“Astronomers have discovered over 4,000 exoplanets, or planets orbiting other stars, a number that doubles every two years.
“Some of these exoplanets are considered habitable since they are close to the Earth’s mass and at the right distance from their stars to have water on their surfaces.
“The nearest of these habitable planets are less than 20 light years away, in our cosmic ‘back yard’.
“Extrapolating from these results leads to a projection of 300 million habitable worlds in our galaxy.
“Each of these Earth-like planets is a potential biological experiment, and there have been billions of years since they formed for life to develop and for intelligence and technology to emerge. Astronomers are very confident there is life beyond the Earth.
“As astronomer and ace exoplanet-hunter Geoff Marcy, puts it, ‘The universe is apparently bulging at the seams with the ingredients of biology’.”